O God, who in the abasement of your Son
have raised up a fallen world,
fill your faithful with holy joy,
for on those you have rescued from slavery to sin
you bestow eternal gladness.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
The Collect at Mass on Sunday, the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time spoke of salvation won for the world through Christ’s humble service.
Christ is our hope, for we as yet share in the fallenness of the world. But again and again in ways we know of, and ways we do not know of, he reaches out to us, guide us forward, supports and protects us. He is our blessed hope and our joy. He came to us and even now draws us to himself.
Christ, Saviour of the World. St Mary’s Warwick. (c) 2016, Allen Morris